is 2.5 $ for 500 word article a good price???

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i have one got one offer from one of guy that he will write 2.5 $ per 500 word article .. he wrote 3 articles till now. the quality is good ... but is this a good deal... how much you spend for 500 word article??? anyone paying less than this. if yes please let me know...
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  • Profile picture of the author Istvan Horvath
    If it is really good quality and unique - it is a very good deal.

    If it's just some rehashed garbage - it is too much
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    • Profile picture of the author ajwilliams
      I would say it is a very good deal if it conforms with your niche and provides the information you requested. 500 words is a good size article and most people have trouble creating this for themselves.

      Also consider that with a article spinner, you can spin that article into several other articles and if you have the ability to add just a little more content on your own, you can have a number of unique articles to use.

      Now you see your cost per article would be pennies. Payng for good content is fine and using it to your advantage is even better. You just want to make sure the articles meet your needs. Personally, I do not believe I would write a good 500 word article for $2.50. But I will not say never.

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    • Profile picture of the author mavericx
      Originally Posted by Istvan Horvath View Post

      If it is really good quality and unique - it is a very good deal.

      If it's just some rehashed garbage - it is too much
      Agreed. It all depends on the quality of the article.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dash Evra
    If the quality is good, then, it's a bad deal... for the writer. For the niches I am in, I would take that offer in an instant. It would take me about a few hours to break even.
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    • I'd pay more than that for a writer who uses her brain rather than putting down a bunch of words in a row.

      A smart freelancer is not only going to incorporate the keyword(s) you specified but come up with additional ones you might not have thought of. Since keywords drive free organic traffic, it seems foolish to cheap out.

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      • Profile picture of the author mounds
        It's a good price but I wouldn't be surprised if the quality is horrendous. The only way I'd write for that price is if I was living in a country with an extremely low cost of living or if I was doing a big discount to get my name out.
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  • Profile picture of the author JamesGw
    You usually get what you pay for. A 500 word article for $2.5 -should- be littered with spelling mistakes and grammatical errors. If it's not, then you're getting a great deal.
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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    Cool Life - I am a writer and you won't even hear under $15.00 for 500 words out of my mouth - and that's for friends and only if the article doesn't take a lot of research. Try buying an article from Tina or Alexa for $15. I can't speak for them, of course, but I'd hedge one real strong bet that they may or may not write for a favor for someone for 15 under the same circumstances.

    If you are looking at $2.5 an article - you don't even want to KNOW what professionals charge.
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    • Profile picture of the author Hamida Harland
      I'd feel bad paying only $2.50 an article if the quality was good, no matter where in the world the writer was from. The writers I have at the moment charge $10-$15 per article, and I get really good articles for that price (which I consider excellent value).
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    • Profile picture of the author AnniePot
      Originally Posted by HeySal View Post

      Cool Life - I am a writer and you won't even hear under $15.00 for 500 words out of my mouth - and that's for friends and only if the article doesn't take a lot of research. Try buying an article from Tina or Alexa for $15. I can't speak for them, of course, but I'd hedge one real strong bet that they may or may not write for a favor for someone for 15 under the same circumstances.

      If you are looking at $2.5 an article - you don't even want to KNOW what professionals charge.
      You should see my prices too, and I'm not even accepting any new clients. For a long time, I've only worked for a core base of clients and a few friends occasionally, when I have the time.

      But to get back on subject... Are you sure this guy is good and produces high quality, unique work, free from spelling errors and grammatical mistakes? Have you run his articles through Copyscape?
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  • Profile picture of the author royljestr
    Yeah if the quality is bad then it's a bad deal. Fortunately you can just buy an article or two and check out the quality without any real risk to see.
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    • Profile picture of the author spirtx
      that's really good deal, even if the articles are full with grammatical mistakes,you can spend like 5-10 minutes to fix them and you are ready to go.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dustin_M
    When it comes to writing, you get what you pay for! I can almost guarantee that the quality of the article(s) will be terrible at $0.005 cents per word.

    With that being said, you can sometimes find a great writer who simply needs to build their reputation a bit. When that happens, take advantage and buy as much as you can afford.
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  • Profile picture of the author GeorgR.
    I wouldn't even auto-spin for $2.50

    Spirtx...then why buy in the first place? Buying a "cheap" article and then manually fixing them is absurd, IMO.
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  • Profile picture of the author subho67
    If the quality is good and unique you are getting it in a very cheap price.I know good writes charge $12 for a 500 word article.
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  • Profile picture of the author ysckyler
    Very good deal, mine to intro this guy to me? I would love to employ me : )
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    • Profile picture of the author Shadowflux
      I would put that deal under the "too good to be true" category. A price like that would make me very suspicious.

      I guess it depends on what you're looking for. If you want valuable content that will keep visitors coming back, content that is good enough that they'll share it on their FBs and Twitter accounts then you're not going to find it that cheap.

      If you're looking for space filling material then I guess it's a good price but posting stuff like that can hurt your rankings.
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  • Profile picture of the author TryBPO
    It's a great deal. We don't generally get the best content for under $5.00 per article. We generally use that content for secondary pages or for filler elsewhere, but not as our primary articles for the sites.
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  • Profile picture of the author webapex
    I just heard back from another warrior's Filipino VA looking to pick up extra work, she charges $2.50 for a 500 word rewrrite and $4 for original work, pretty authentic english.
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    If you have a good writer, he/she is a keeper!
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  • Profile picture of the author WebPen
    The writer probably doesn't know they should be charging more- that is, if their work is decent.
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  • Profile picture of the author sprks79
    I'd say you are getting an awesome deal if its original content, if not then you are paying to much. My article prices are $8-$12 for 500 words of originality. You sir are getting a huge deal if its good.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jamie Drew
    Yeah like mostly everyone is saying, if it's good content then it's great deal for you.

    1 cent for two words is pretty good if the quality is good.
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  • Profile picture of the author omk
    I would shy away from low ball offers as a rule, but you get what you pay for. I'd look more at the writing samples to make a decision..
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  • Profile picture of the author Ben Gordon
    If it's a good article then it's a great deal, usually, great articles cost about $4 per 500 word article unless you purchase bulk. Recently my friend has purchased a 500 word article from a random copywriter for $2.50 and the quality wasn't too good. So I'm sticking with the copywriters I trust.

    Once again, it's a great deal if the article is written well.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dann Vicker
    That's quite cheap if the quality is good. Well written 500 word articles can sometimes fetch up to $10 if you know their worth
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  • Profile picture of the author contentwriter1205
    If you got your expected quality out of it, then it's definitely a good deal. You can find writers who work for lesser than that at bidding sites.
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  • Profile picture of the author AmandaT
    You say the quality is good... I would make sure to run them through copyscape. If they are unique and quality articles that writer probably doesn't realize how much they could be making. Then again, they could just be foreign and not realize how good their English skills are as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author Taylor Theis
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    Conclusion: if it's well written, original, and fluent, you're getting a good deal and shouldn't be worried. You can't get that for much less.

    Look at it hourly. It took him maybe 30mins to write that if he's experienced. You paid him $5/hr for something that might've taken you an hour to write.
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  • Profile picture of the author John Romaine
    Originally Posted by coollife84 View Post

    The quality is good ....
    Define "good".
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  • Profile picture of the author apoorv.parijat
    Well, good is subjective, however if you're happy with what you're getting, go with it.

    I've maintained this all the time -- You get what you pay for. As someone else said, its a bad deal for the writer and if he's actually good, he won't continue writing for the same compensation for long. Writing articles, specifically SEO/review articles, is a excruciating job, for anyone. At that rate, I'd not touch my keyboard. :-)

    However, if your purpose is different, and you see it being served, it's fine. There are obviously much better writers who can write much better articles where you'll get niche expertise and extremely good research. Those articles typically give a better return, too. If you're going to put them on affiliate sites, or backlinks where no human is going to read them, its a different story.
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  • Profile picture of the author mikeseocool
    A lot of writers in the Philippines generally charge $2.5-5 per 500 word article and they deliver good results.
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  • Profile picture of the author imiconcepts
    Hey,

    That's an excellent price! Be sure to check for errors and mistakes in the articles. I'm currently paying $5 per 500 word articles.

    Good luck,

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    If it's of good quality then it's a great deal!
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    Great deal, but tell him to give you some samples first
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  • Profile picture of the author TheHawk
    You have a great deal.. $2.5 is way too less for 500 words articles with real good quality work..
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  • Profile picture of the author Rough Outline
    Sounds like a good deal for high quality, unique content. I would charge at least $10 for a 500 word article.
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